Etymology
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swig (n.)

1540s, "a drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.

swig (v.)

1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.

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Definitions of swig
1
swig (v.)
strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat;
Synonyms: slug / slog
swig (v.)
to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught;
Synonyms: gulp / quaff
2
swig (n.)
a large and hurried swallow;
Synonyms: gulp / draft / draught
From wordnet.princeton.edu